Article claims rationality is overrated

I hate it when our commitment to rationality is attacked for no other reason than religiously motivated people feeling slighted from the accusation that rational thought is abrasive to belief. In light of a recent study that found rational thinking diminishes religious faith (at least temporarily), a few mouth-breathers are attempting to argue being rational isn't all it's cracked up to be. It’s misleading ...

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Another shitty article about how atheism is a religion (or just as bad as one)

Articles that are critical of religion are divided into two main categories: those that claim atheism is a religion, or those that claim we're just as bad as one. This article differs only slightly from this pathetic formula, accusing us of only focusing on the three big Abrahamic religions and somehow forgetting all of the other peddlers of nonsense. So it rightly criticises creationism and ‘intelligent de ...

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Susan Jacoby vs Dinesh D’Souza debate

Got a bunch of spare time to listen to a debate? Odds are if you're trolling TGA, you have plenty of free time on your hands. You may appreciate this debate "Is Christianity Good for America?" While you probably already know the answer to this question, it's always important to know what "the enemy" (I say this in the least vitriolic of terms) is thinking. On our side: Susan Jacoby, who I interviewed a few ...

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10% of people think the end of the world is coming

If you were hoping this whole 'Mayan 2012' thing would just blow over and be ignored this year, I've got some bad news for you: it would appear roughly 10% of the population is convinced the end of the world is happening soon. According to a recent poll, one in every 7 people thinks the world will end within their lifetime, while one in every 10 think the Mayans predicted the date it'll happen (despite fail ...

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Atheist facing jail time in Indonesia for blasphemy

It's easy to forget the right to express our disbelief is a fairly recent phenomenon. I recognize many fans were angry when I argued Neil DeGrasse Tyson's reaction of the title 'atheist' was an act of intellectual cowardliness, but I voiced my anger precisely because I know how important it is for some to even express their disbelief. The bravery of those willing to stand up for what they believe (or in thi ...

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Pastor apologizes for unintentionally getting caught

A few days ago, pastor Sean Harris made headlines after he encouraged his parishioners to beat their children if they displayed any "gay" behavior. Needless to say, he found the attention less than desirable, and has since attempted to retract his statement. Unfortunately, like any homophobe caught in the act, his retraction is less than sincere: “I apologize to anyone I have unintentionally offended,” Sean ...

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Shit Steve Harvey says

Here's a great compilation of all the ignorant shit that's come out of this man's mouth. Total lack of understanding about atheism? Check. Complete misunderstanding of evolutionary theory? Check. Misogynistic attitude about gender roles? Check. Honestly, if I was a woman I would lose my shit over the advice he's giving out. Ladies, can you shame this man back into the cave he crawled from? ...

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Cardinal refuses to step down despite evidence of failure to report abuse

It doesn't ever seem to stop, does it? As the Catholic Church slowly comes to terms with the fact their record of abuse, and failure to report said abuse, is slowly destroying their organization, Ireland, once a stronghold of Catholicism, is rapidly moving away from the faith in light of damning reports that show widespread sexual and physical abuse at the hands of priests. The latest scandal involves Cardi ...

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Homeless for 2 more weeks

Hey gang, Some of you may be wondering what's been going on with the site, and in particular, the show. As some of you may know, I've moved to Calgary, but like any big move, you often find yourself couch surfing while you try and secure a place to live. Calgary is an expensive town, and finding something on our meager budget wasn't easy. I'm happy to announce, however, Carisa and I have found a place to li ...

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Father wants to protect child from reality

When you stop placating people and call them out on their bullshit, you're bound to hurt their feelings. While some of us are comfortable with the idea of letting dumb or dangerous ideas thrive under the banner of "tolerance", there are those brave few who cannot stay silent in the face of the injustices brought on by antiquated religious belief. When Dan Savage recently spoke to students at a High School J ...

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